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Masks are Back, Albuquerque’s Soccer Pitch, Native Boarding Schools

July 29, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, extended coverage of the federal government’s effort to…

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Restaurant Dynamics, Covering PFAS Contamination & Drunk Driving Liability

July 22, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion roundtable offers reactions and insight…

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Branson Blasts Off, Dow Enters Gov Race and Education on the Navajo Nation

July 15, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the state is aflutter with news of the first…

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Photographing the Border, Reflecting on New Mexican Colonialism, Protecting Forests Against Wildfires

July 7, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, an inside look at the faces and stories…

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What’s Next for Legal Cannabis, CYFD Troubles and Historical Astronomy

June 30, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its in-depth look at the state’s newly legal recreational cannabis…

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Pandemic Reopening, New Cannabis Law and Living on ‘Chile Street’

June 23, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel assembles virtually to discuss the…

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Stansbury Takes Office, PFAS Accountability, and Blazing Spring Heat

June 16, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, after testifying at a congressional hearing on PFAS last…

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Future of our Forests, Growers’ Markets Adapt to COVID-19 and the Truth about UFOs

June 9, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Our Land returns to mark the ten-year anniversary…

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CD-1 Blowout, Vax Sweepstakes & ABQ’s Home for Life

June 3, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel talks takeaways from the special…

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The Public’s Money, Native Mental Health and Rio Grande Monitoring Cuts

May 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel looks at recent outcomes for…

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Tribes Sue Over Water Rule, Ben Ray Lujan

May 19, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Sen. Ben Ray Lujan joins the program from…

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CD1 Candidate Conversation and NM Republicans Head to Texas

May 14, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Libertarian congressional candidate Chris Manning speaks with producer Matt…

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MMIW Crisis Elevated, Key CD1 Candidates

May 6, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with two local advocates about…

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Biden’s Tribal Affairs Adviser, NM’s population problems, and Civil Rights After Chauvin

April 29, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with President Biden’s top tribal affairs…

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Governors on Cannabis Legalization, Earth Day & 2022 Gov’s Race

April 22, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the co-hosts of the NMPBS podcast Growing Forward speak with…

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COVID returns to school, a congressional special election and wrapping environmental legislation

April 15, 2021

On New Mexico in Focus…  The once lively theaters of New Mexico have been quiet since last…

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Governor signs bills, NM vaccination plan, the changing Rio Grande

April 8, 2021

On New Mexico in Focus…  The Line opinion panel zeroes in on the bills being signed (and…

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Rise of Asian American Violence, UNMH Stroke Center & Media Diversity

April 1, 2021

On New Mexico in Focus…  The Asian American community held a rally in downtown Albuquerque this week in response to…

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New Wrinkles for Special Session, PNM Merger Discussion & What’s in a Name?

December 2, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers head back to the Roundhouse next week,…

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Busting Thanksgiving Myths, Reservation Dogs Composer and PFAS Update

November 24, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, November is a month dedicated to the contributions…

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Social Studies Curricula Changes, a New Approach to Water Management & Departures From the Governor’s Administration

November 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in New…

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Celebrating Joy Harjo, Our Lands Revisited, and UNM Football Player Teton Saltes Makes His Mark

November 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we celebrate Joy Harjo, a groundbreaking poet and…

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Election Night Reaction, Gun Ban at the State Capitol & Student Action on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

November 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, historic turnout across New Mexico led to some…

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Potential PNM Merger Partner Avangrid’s Track Record, Film Set Tragedy & Downtown ABQ Stadium Opinions

October 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, customers are facing some potentially big changes when it comes…

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Good Neighbors, Redistricting Committee Approves Maps & Author William deBuys

October 21, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Citizen Redistricting Committee has wrapped up it’s work,…

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The Campaign Money Game, IATSE Strike Looms, and Our Land

October 14, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel breaks down the latest campaign…

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The Albuquerque Mayoral Forum, presented by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative

October 6, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as voting begins in local elections across the state, NMiF teams…

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Ballooning Safety, Albuquerque’s Race for Mayor and a Mystery for NM Schools

September 30, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta opens this month, the…

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Drought and Agriculture, a Native Voice in Fashion & Redistricting Progress

September 23, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with Native fashion model Quannah Chasinghorse (Han…

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Working the Fire Lines, Cannabis Industry Equality, and Policing Changes

September 15, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires…

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Downwinders, Down Time for Virgin Galactic, and Our Land’s Dark Skies

September 8, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium has been trying for…

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Sunny Budget Forecast as Unemployment Boost Expires, and Afghanistan Perspectives

September 1, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus searches for perspective on the end of the war in Afghanistan…

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More Pandemic Pushback for MLG and Afghans Come to New Mexico

August 26, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, fleeing Taliban rule, Afghans who were able to…

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Mask Mandate Redux, Crime Trends, and Local Weathercasters Tackle Climate Change

August 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the nearly unrestrained rise in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated…

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Delta Pinches Hospitals, CYFD Shakeup, and Climate Change & Extreme Weather

August 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is…

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Delta Blues, Toxins and Firefighters, Congressional Update

August 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus speaks with a former U.S. Air…

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